ATDB or Arabic Type Design - Beirut is the first intensive program entirely dedicated to Arabic type design. Its first rendition took place between July 11th and August 19th 2016. Below is an account of why the program came about and how it happened.
Some old text documents working with Arabic or Indic languages use 8-bit encoding, which required to use proprietary fonts. Such fonts can only use 256 glyphs, which is not sufficient for correct rendering of Devanagari (or other 10 Indic writing scripts).
If you only work with Latin-based languages (e.g. English, French, Polish, Czech or Turkish) then our OpenType Std fonts will meet your needs. If you also require support of Vietnamese, Russian or Greek, then you’ll need OpenType Pro fonts.
TPTQ Arabic offers Multilingual Unicode Compliant Fonts in WGL4, and larger character sset supporting over 80 languages in standard Latin, Central European, Baltic, Turkish, Greek, Cyrillic, and Arabic encodings.